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Christ Kitchen’s Gingerbread Build-Off – View displays by renowned local chefs teamed up with equally renowned local architects to create enormous gingerbread houses. The houses will be on display through Dec. 26. Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. (509) 954-0554.

Home for the Holidays Dinner Show – Menu consists of Frosty Fizz welcome, amuse bouche, shrimp ceviche, roasted-corn-and-crab chowder, beef frisee with truffle vinaigrette, intermezzo pomegranate sorbet, diver scallop, coconut poached with caramelized Yukon gold potato and curry cardamon nage, veal medallions with black currant laguer, lemon fantasy dessert. Reservations requested. 4 p.m., cocktails; 6 p.m., dinner. Today. Hannah’s Garden Inn, 820 W. Seventh Ave. $60. (509) 747-6235.

Panida Sip and Shop – Benefit for the Panida. Today. 4-7 p.m., Pend Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint. Free admission. (208) 263-9191.

Cult Cabernet – Taste wine from Cakebread Napa Valley, Silver Oak Alexander Valley, Woodward Canyon Old Vine, Three Rivers Champoux Vineyard, Chalk Hill Sonoma Estate, Fidelitas Walla Walla, Jordan Pine Ride and a big surprise. Reservations and prepayment requested. Friday. 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $60. (509) 343-2253.

Breakfast With Santa – Decorate snowman pancakes, have pictures taken with Santa and breakfast with the family. Saturdays through Dec. 23, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Silver Mountain, Gondola Village, Terrible Edith’s, 610 Bunker Ave., Kellogg. (208) 783-2440.

Signing Santa Breakfast and Christmas Party – Sponsored by Spokane County Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Breakfast from 10 a.m.-noon, entertainment from noon-12:15 p.m., signing Santa 12:15-1:30, social time 2:30-5. Saturday. Manito United Methodist Church, Grand Boulevard and 33rd Avenue. $10/family (2 adults and 2 children up to age 12), $4/adults, $3/seniors, $2/children age 18 and younger.

Champagne Holiday Brunch – Buffet consists of Kobe beef top round carving station, smoked salmon, crab legs, citrus cheesecake stuffed french toast, thick sliced applewood smoked bacon, chef’s selection sausage trio, holiday veggie scramble, artisan cheese and fruit, chef’s dessert. Reservations requested. Sunday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hannah’s Garden Inn, 820 W. Seventh Ave. $23.50/adults, $11.50/ages 6-12, free for children under age 6. (509) 747-6235.

Delaney’s Ladies “Nog Your Socks Off!” Holiday Luncheon – Reservations requested. Tuesday. Seatings at 11 a.m. and noon. Hannah’s Garden Inn, 820 W. Seventh Ave. $16. (509) 747-6235.

The Dark Side of Red - Blind – Taste eight wines. Dec. 22. 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $22. Reservations and prepayment requested. (509) 343-2253.

Carl’s Annual Picks of the Year – Taste 10 different wines. Dec. 29. 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $25. Reservations and prepayment requested. (509) 343-2253.

Wild Game Feast – Eighth annual event presented by the North Idaho College Alumni Association. Five-course meal of wild game delicacies. Jan. 27. 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 414 W. Appleway, Coeur d”Alene. $55. (208) 769-5978.


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